Something’s Fishy: DNA Tests Reveal Nearly Half of Fish Mislabeled
Fish Mislabeled rewire pbs

Next time you go out for sushi, you might want to think of the menu as more of a guide than an actual representation of what you’re going to eat. According to recent research UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, when you order red snapper, you might be getting red snapper—but probably not. Your sushi is not

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Go With the Grain: Gluten-Free Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
Gluten-Free Diets rewire PBS

We all want to be our best selves, and sometimes the pathway to self improvement is a change in diet. But how do you choose? There’s the Mediterranean diet, the Atkins diet, Paleo (which is technically a lifestyle) and more. But new research presented at a 2017 American Heart Association meeting casts doubt on the health benefits

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8 Straightforward Tips for Turning Your Finances Around This Year
Straight-Forward Tips

This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. Did you resolve to save more for retirement this year, become debt-free or put cash aside for a bucket-list trip? We’re a little ways into the new year, but there’s still plenty of time to turn your finances around in 2017. Here are eight recommendations for achieving your goals from

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Meditation for People Who Don’t Think They Can Meditate
Meditation

This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. If you’re stressed out and distracted, meditation can help calm your mind and body. But that’s the rub. Some say they’re so stressed out and distracted that they can’t possibly meditate to quiet the mind, regain focus and ease anxiety. Within moments, they’re fixating on extraneous thoughts or uncompleted daily

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What You Really Need to Know About Your Car
car

Basic car care knowledge should be as essential to every driver on the road as the stuff we’re required to know for our driver’s test, but we often treat it as something only our mechanic needs to know. When you’re investing your money into a car, new or old and at any price point, you are providing a

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You Can Predict Someone’s Personality from Their Spotify Playlist
spotify playlist

Think about your favorite band, your favorite song, your favorite musical genre. How do they make you feel? Your age, gender and background all contribute to you creating a perfect Spotify playlist, but one thing stands out as the biggest predictor for your favorite music—your personality. By studying thousands of people, a group of scientists have

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How Money Affects Your Self-Image
wealth impacts

If someone asked you how good of a driver you are, what would you say? What about how hard of a worker or how kind of a person? Human beings have the tendency to rate themselves as better than average when given the opportunity (it’s known as the better-than-average or Lake Woebegon effect). But did

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How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits Using Available Light
Beautiful Portraits

Are you interested taking up photography but not sure where to start? Even though most of us have amazing photography technology at our fingertips at all times in the form of our smartphones, it can be a challenging hobby to pick up—there are so many techniques to learn and gadgets to buy. But beautiful portraits

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These Smart Home Devices Save Money and Energy
smart house

Reality is finally approaching something close to what we were promised by “The Jetsons.” We haven’t quite made it to flying cars, but automation and artificial intelligence are working their way into our daily lives. We can control appliances from our phones, let our houses learn about our habits, and ask artificial intelligence devices all our questions. Smart

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Pause Before You Purchase: Recommendations Can Backfire
Recommendations

You’re about to leave work for the evening and you’re chatting with two coworkers about what restaurant you should stop by on the way home. One coworker says they “like” one restaurant. The other says they “recommend” another restaurant. Which suggestion are you more inclined to take? If you felt more attracted to the option that was

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